Aileen: Life and Death of a Serial Killer

As buzz about Netflix’s Making of a Murderer series keeps growing and theories about its subjects’ innocence or guilt swirl around, I’m pulled back once again to the documentary that complicated my entire outlook on guilt and justice.

This is one of those movies that everyone should see.

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Sherlock: The Abominable Bride

I love Sherlock Holmes, and ordinarily I love this BBC adaption.  Unfortunately, for the most part, this outing just didn’t tick all the boxes. Set in Victorian London, The Abominable Bride gives us a taste of what the series could have been like had Moffat and Gatiss not gone for a contemporary adaption.

Not that this episode was without its merits – but thank goodness they did.

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Deep Blue Sea

Yesterday I reviewed In the Heart of the Sea – so why not stick with sea creatures for today’s old movie review?  We’re wading into the dark waters of 1999, which is scary in itself, to hark back at this sci-fi horror movie that I was desperate to see when it was released.  I was seven years old.

Clearly, I had impeccable taste.

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Free Fall

Free Fall is the kind of movie you have to be in the right mood for.  It’s desperate, intense, honest and raw.  What I’m mostly referring to, though, is that it’s in German, so unless you’re fluent you’re going to need to be able to sit down and follow along with the subtitles.  No multitasking here!  It’s probably a good thing, though, because the real strength of Free Fall is in its lead actors.  It’s the sort of thing you’d miss if you were flicking between Netflix and Facebook.

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